Thursday, February 16, 2017

A VIDEO PORTRAIT ABOUT THE INVENTOR OF THE LEICA, OSKAR BARNACK





It has been said many times before that it was the Leica that established 35mm photography.  No other camera has influenced photography as much as the Leica did.  But the camera did not appear out of nothing.  Major credit must be given to its inventor, Odkar Barnack.

Much has been written about Oscar Barnack and the Leica, yet it is always interesting to hear and see more about him.  Leica Camera AG just released a documentary about him and his life.

Ernsdt Leitz II
who made the fateful decision to build
Barnack's Camera

This short video shares Barnack’s life story. It covers everything from his early training as a precision engineer, to his stint at Carl Zeiss, to his fateful move to Leitz and the camera he created there.

  
The prorotype or Ur-Leica from 1913 and the first marketed Leica, the Leica 1 from 1915


But it wasn’t just the camera he invented, with it came an entirely new style or type of photography.  For the first time people were able to photograph events as they were happening.  With his Leica, Oskar Barnack not only put 35mm photography on the map, he also created the new type of photography, photo journalism.  Without a doubt Barnack’s personal piece of photographic history is every bit as important as Louis Daguerre’s or George Eastman’s.

For the video go here.


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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

LEICA M (TYP 240) AND M MONOCHROM CUSTOM SETS ANNOUNCED WITH UP TO $2,000 IN SAVINGS




M Bundles RDF


By Peter Dooling, Leica Store Miami

Leica Camera is offering customers the option of creating customized Leica M sets with savings up to $2,000. You can build your kit with the Leica M (Typ 240), Leica M-P (Typ 240) or Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) and any eligible Leica M lens.* With 95 possible combinations, now is the perfect time to jump into the M system or expand your existing M kit.

The promotion has two pricing tiers, with savings of either $1,750 or $2,000 based on the lens M chosen.

Save $1,750 when you purchase any of the following lenses with either a Leica M (Typ 240), Leica M-P (Typ 240) or Leica Monochrom (Typ 246):

Or, save $2,000 when you purchase any of the following lenses with either a Leica M (Typ 240), Leica M-P (Typ 240) or Leica Monochrom (Typ 246):

This promotion cannot be combined with any other promotion or discount and will run from now through March 31, 2017. For more information, contact Leica Store Miami at (305) 921-4433.

*The following lenses are excluded from the promotion:


Profile photo of Peter Dooling  Peter Dooling, Leica Specialist


I have been with Leica Store Miami since 2012. I was born in Philadelphia, but have lived in Miami for the last ten years. My interest in photography began while traveling the world as flight attendant for United Airlines. I was a photographer and creative manager for Miami-Dade County for six years before joining the Leica Store Miami team. I love my family, Sam Cooke and the Ramones (and a whole lot of music in between), John Hughes movies, dark chocolate and good bourbon.


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